acetylcholinic

acetylcholine

[uh-seet-l-koh-leen, uh-set-, as-i-tl-]
noun
1.
Biochemistry. the acetic acid ester of choline, C 7 H 17 NO 3 , released and hydrolyzed during nerve conduction and causing muscle action by transmitting nerve impulses across synapses.
2.
Pharmacology. this substance used in its chloride form in eye surgery. Abbreviation: ACh

Origin:
1905–10; acetyl + choline

acetylcholinic [uh-seet-l-koh-lin-ik, uh-set-, as-i-tl-] , adjective
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acetylcholine (ˌæsɪtaɪlˈkəʊliːn, -lɪn)
 
n
a chemical substance secreted at the ends of many nerve fibres, esp in the autonomic nervous system, and responsible for the transmission of nervous impulses. Formula: CH3CO2(CH2)2N (CH3)3+

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acetylcholine a·ce·tyl·cho·line (ə-sēt'l-kō'lēn')
n.
Abbr. Ach
A white crystalline derivative of choline that is released at the ends of nerve fibers in the somatic and parasympathetic nervous systems and is involved in the transmission of nerve impulses in the body.

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acetylcholine   (ə-sēt'l-kō'lēn')  Pronunciation Key 
A substance that is released at the junction between neurons and skeletal muscle fibers, at the nerve endings of the parasympathetic nervous system, and across synapses in the central nervous system, where it acts as a neurotransmitter. Chemical formula: C7H16NO2.
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